Excerpt from: "The
Credibility of the Bible."
Research by Timothy M. Youngblood
Copyright © The Master's Table
Although the textual errors of the past may be a result of many good men trying with all the tools they had at the time were just that, mistakes" but it may shock you to learn that there is an evil campaign to destroy the scriptures and many churches called by the name Christian are embracing these false teachers and their new bibles. The spirit of antichrist is moving strong throughout most churches bringing a false effeminate Jesus with long hair, and the bible in part. As we laid out in detail in chapter one of our book "The Great Apostasy", there's a great movement from those that hate the truth or have their own agenda to destroy or pervert the words Jesus brought from the Holy Father, and that was preached by His faithful apostles. If we have not proven for ourselves the credibility of the Old and New Testaments then we surly can be deceived into believing another gospel, and fall for the false Christ that is now being presented to the people. Remember brethren; a false Christ has no power to answer prayer, or most importantly give salvation and Satan wants the world to follow anyone but the true Messiah.
Satan's attack on the written word of God:
I'm reentering information that was covered in Chapter one for review so we can clearly pick up the point of the next part of this study. The Council of Trent, the 19th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, was held at Trent in northern Italy between 1545 and 1563. It marked a major turning point in the efforts of the Catholic Church to respond to the challenge of the Protestant REFORMATION and formed a key part of the COUNTER-REFORMATION. The council met during three separate periods (1545-47, 1551-52, 1562-63) under the leadership of three different popes (PAUL III, Julius III, PIUS IV). All of its decrees were formally confirmed by Pope Pius IV in 1564. In the area of religious doctrine, the council refused any concessions to the Protestants and, in the process, crystallized and codified Catholic dogma far more than ever before. It directly opposed Protestantism by reaffirming the existence of seven sacraments, transubstantiation, purgatory, the necessity of the priesthood, and justification by works as well as by faith. Clerical celibacy and monasticism were maintained, and decrees were issued in favor of the efficacy of relics, indulgences, and the veneration of the Virgin Mary and the saints. Tradition was declared coequal to Scripture as a source of spiritual knowledge, and the sole right of the church to interpret the Bible was asserted.
Our Adversary, Satan the Devil, knows that God's word is truth and we know he will try to pervert the word of God. We are told by Christ, "Satan comes Immediately and takes away the word that was sown." (Mark 4:15) Satan was the first being to question God's word. He was the first to change and to add to God's word. Satan could not prevent the sacrifice of the Christ so now he wants to take away from God's word so people will not understand the truth about salvation through the Messiah. We are warned to beware of those who would come as ministers of righteousness but are wolves in Shepherds clothing. 2 Cor 11:13-15. "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works." Satan loves to confuse the issue, and just like Satan; deceivers use words having more than one sense so as to seem to say one thing but intend another, and Satan is their teacher and the father and master of deception. The truth can never be interpreted just any way we please; but we must go to the scriptures for truth, and depend on the Spirit of truth for understanding. 2 Pet 1:20-21. "knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."
True scripture can only be interpreted by men moved by the Holy Spirit of God,
and if it's only being interpreted by men alone, it's the interpretation of
men, not of God! Satan desires greatly to destroy the written word of God and
has tried many times down through history and continues to do so today. If He
can't get us to disbelieve the scriptures, he will try other ways to deceive.
Satan knows that a frontal assault very seldom works, and he knows if he tries
to burn all the bibles in the world he would get most professing Christians
of this day working to defend it. So how could he accomplish this? How could
he get us to reject the true words of God while still thinking we have it? The
way he is doing this brethren is by changing the contents of the Bible to mean
something that was not intended by the original authors. What better way to
deceive the unsuspecting sheep than to "slowly change" the very book
we all trust without question. It is not necessary to change every scripture
but just selected parts that lead to the worship of the TRUE creator God, and
His TRUE identity, as well as God's plan of salvation, and new covenant that
leads people into His kingdom through the true Messiah Jesus, and being baptized
with the true baptism, and having hands laid on the convert to receive the Holy
Spirit of God to help understand all things.
Now let's look at some NKJ vs. NIV comparisons:
The New International Version is one Bible that distorts the truth of God as do the New Revised Standard Version, The New American Standard Version, The Revised English Bible, and The Good News Bible. I will use the NIV to illustrate this deception and the New King James version as the true source as it has been proven to be the most accurate Bible in print today. (See our study titled "NKJV Vs. KJV at the end of this study)
Satan wants to change his name to the morning star (or daystar). This title
truly belongs to Christ, but Satan wants to take the place of the Messiah, and
he wants to be worshipped as a god.
Isa 14:12 "How you are fallen from heaven, "O Lucifer", son
of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
Isa 14:12 "How you have fallen from heaven, "O morning star",
son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low
the nations! (NIV)
Notice the change from O Lucifer to O morning star, however, Christ claims
this title in Rev 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you
these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the
Bright and Morning Star." (NKJ)
Mark 6:11-12. 11 "And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when
you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against
them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah
in the day of judgment than for that city!" 12 So they went out and preached
that people should repent. (NKJ)
Mark 6:11-12 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them." 12 They went out and preached that people should repent. (NIV) Comment: Notice the very important missing portion of scripture ("Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!") Meaning not to accept Christ as your savior is a greater sin than sodomy. Satan does not want people to make the connection.
1 Cor 11:24-25. 24 "and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
"This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." (NIV) This version left out a very important word which is also the word Satan wants left out. The word as we see below in the (NKJ) is "Broken" which denotes the fact that we are healed by the broken body of the Christ. Also the Passover bread should be broken as well.
1 Cor 11:24. 24 "and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." (NKJ)
Matt 6:9 "In this manner, therefore, pray: our Father in heaven, hallowed
be Your name. (NKJ)
Matt 6:9 "This, then, is how you should pray" Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name, (NIV) Comment: The wording in Matt 6:9 (NKJ) "IN
THIS MANNER" is very important in that Jesus intended us to use this as
a model prayer. The Webster's New World College dictionary renders manner as
"a way or method in which something is done or happens." so it was
never meant to be used as a rote type prayer. Satan wants us to get involved
in rote prayer because it is mindless and it can be done without thought. The
statement in the (NIV) "This, then, is how you should pray" Denotes
EXACTLY which is by rote. It is in this way Satan gets people to give into him
in satanic rituals by repetitious quotes. When the mind is clear (not reasoning)
it becomes very open to control, but because the way our mind functions it MUST
become focused by repetitious quotes, or it easily begins to reason on logic,
not allowing demonic influence to enter in. That's why religion has all the
rituals and ceremonies so they can focus people on the ceremony instead of the
true gospel and plan of salvation.
Matt 6:12-13 12 "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For
Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (NKJ)
Matt 6:12-13 "Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.' (NIV)
Comment: Note what was left out of Vs 13 in the (NIV) (it is very important
to recognize God's Power, Glory, and Kingdom in prayer.) It is by God's power,
and for His glory that we will enter into His kingdom.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (NKJ)
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV) Comment:
The statement one and only denotes no other sons, trying to lock out any one
else from being part of the God family. This type of statement is directly from
the trinity teaching.
Rev 13:1 "Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising
up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns,
and on his heads a blasphemous name." (NKJ)
Rev 13:1 "And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast
coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on
his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name." (NIV) Comment: Satan is
here trying to put himself into the place of John, the one CHRIST revealed it
to. This is interesting because we know Satan will deceive the world into believing
the true Christ is the antichrist at His return.
Rev 16:7 "And I heard another from the altar saying, "Even so, Lord
God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments." (NKJ)
Rev 16:7 "And I heard the altar respond: "Yes, Lord God Almighty,
true and just are your judgments." (NIV) Comment: Notice that the true
statement here is "Another from the alter" however Satan's bible says,
"And I heard the alter respond" denoting the alter is a speaking idol.
Matt 17:19-22 19 "Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said,
"Why could we not cast him out?" 20 So Jesus said to them, "Because
of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard
seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will
move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 "However, this kind does
not go out except by prayer and fasting." 22 Now while they were staying
in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be betrayed
into the hands of men," (NKJ)
Matt 17:20-22 "He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." 22 When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. (NIV) Comment: This verse proves again that the (NIV) is Satan's inspired deceptive bible, Note what was deleted from vs. 20 to vs. 22. The whole verse 21 has been deleted because Satan or his demons does not want us to learn about a very powerful tool God has revealed for us to use against them, (FASTING)
Also look at the word “Small” that was added in the NIV in this scripture. The word "Small" is very important and is very subtle but the fact that it was not in the original writings is because as was explained to me by one of the readers of the Master’s table that the word "small" (as in "faith as small as a mustard seed") to be of great significance! For if one is to have the faith of a mustard seed, it must be a very LARGE faith. The mustard seed grows into a HUGE tree! So, in order to compare one's faith to that of a mustard seed, it must be a great faith that sustains one to full maturity.
This is only a few examples of Satan's deception using the (NIV) but it suffices
to illustrate that there's positively a plan by Satan to deceive God's true
people in a way so subtle that if not addressed could deceive the very elect.
Most Churches and ministers are taking this lightly, but one day they will have
to give account for their neglect of those in their charge. Many are not just
neglecting to teach against this gross perversion of the Bible, but are using
the (NIV) knowing they are using a bad version. Research has shown that the
NIV has 64,098 less words than the KJV. This not only is true in the (NIV) but
as well as many other bibles and commentaries being published by the Bible Societies
under the sway of the Vatican and the National Council of Churches. Remember,
Jesus stated, "A little leaven leavens the whole lump." The leaven
within the professing Christian world are those who have gained power for the
purpose of completely destroying the scriptures as they have been handed down.
Now it's up to us individually to study and rightly divide the scriptures and
we must realize what Satan is doing and be faithful to the written word of God.
If we are reckless with the truth, or if we go along with these deceptions,
God will hold us responsible.
Satan wants to bring all religions such as Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindu's
under the same umbrella and incorporate other pagan gods into the world's religions.
Satan wants to make us believe that God is just some none existing thing except
maybe the good and creative minds within ourselves. He wants us to believe that
the Holy Spirit is a person and not the power of God so we will pray to it instead
of using it the correct way. (This subject is discussed in greater detail in
chapter six of my book The Great Apostasy.) Satan also wants us to believe that
the Kingdom is just within us and not to be given to us at Christ's return!
Satan wants us to worship with religion so we will focus on the ceremonies and
rituals rather than on God. So, my friend, Satan has published his own bibles
and commentaries to bring this about.
Another attack that is in the works as of this writing is to convince people that the bible is wrong when it speaks of God's wrath that is to come because of our sins. They want people to think that God would never kill people by the thousands or destroy many cities because of disobedience. As I stated in the introduction, preachers teach a gospel of love and unity in a way that becomes a gospel of tolerance towards sin. Their gospel of love confines itself exclusively to the positive never going to the parts of the bible that is pointing out that what we are doing is sin, and that we need to repent of sin. They don't want to preach from the bible where we are warned of the consequence of our sins. They say, as long as we are holding Jesus up as the Savior we don't need to be concerned about doctrine or warnings of loosing salvation. These are those Paul warned about in 2 Tim 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables." What if Jesus or the Apostles of Christ had avoided controversy by quoting only the positive aspects in the bible? What if Steven had quit proclaiming the true gospel to save his life? If we, today, just teach on those things that all nations can agree on we too will find ourselves losing the truth and becoming in bondage to the many myths and superstitions such as the trinity, Christ-mass, and Easter, and yes, even some aspects of witchcraft!
We are saved by grace but we should have works as a result of our growing in
Christ. These misguided ministers teach a salvation ONLY by grace and not of
works WITH grace, but the bible clearly teaches in James 2:17-20, that we must
have works with grace. It states; "Thus also faith by itself, if it does
not have works, is dead. But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have
works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith
by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons
believe-- and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without
works is dead?"
And in John we read; 14:23-24, "Jesus answered and said to him, "If
anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will
come to him and make Our home with him. "He who does not love Me does not
keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who
sent Me." We see here from Jesus' own words that if we don't KEEP His
Words we do not love Him! To keep His commands is the very works of repentance
and we can't keep His Word if we don't know what His words are in the first
place because they become lost among the many pagan practices that have entered
into the Christian religion.
When Jesus made this statement the New Testament did not exist. Jesus was talking
about the Ten Commandments, which was written on Mount Sinai which includes
the seventh day Sabbath. All the commands and warnings from God in the Old and
New Testaments that we should not go after or worship the pagans are still in
affect today. They have not been done away with as misguided ministers of this
modern Christian era teach. We need to cling to God and use His Holy Spirit
in these last days because we not only have to watch out for the ministers that
teach error, but we have to battle with those that are of the antichrist. One
of the many ways the antichrist crowd try to destroy our belief in the New Testament
writings about Jesus is by claiming the New Testament was changed from the original
writings by the Catholic Church who had total access for hundreds of years.
Although some errors have been made due to lack of information the Catholic
Church has not had complete control of the scriptures.
Let's look at this with wisdom and understanding because it is a question that needs answering. If the Catholic Church had exclusive control over the bible would the New Testament record Christ's statement that no one can come to the Father except through Him alone? Without a doubt it would contain a lot of Mary worship with prayers to Mary and prayers to the dead saints such as Peter and Paul. The statement that Mary had other sons and daughters in Matt 13:55-56; would be omitted, because the Catholic Church teaches that Mary died a virgin. If the Catholics had changed the bible, they would have added commands by Jesus Himself that the Pope was the vicar of Christ, and all true Christians should look to him for all doctrine. Statements like "call no man Father (or most Holy Father) but your Father in heaven" would be omitted.
They would have changed all of the scriptures concerning the resurrection because there can't be a resurrection of the dead at Christ's return, (As scriptures teach) and people also going to heaven when they die. Many false teachers and antichrists will continue to come trying to deceive and distort the truth as well as attack the divinity of Jesus. The question is; do you believe the scriptures when it warns you to beware of false doctrine as well as false teachers and do you want to defend the truth at all cost? If we don't study to prove all things then...we will be deceived. But we don't have to be deceived if we will not be lazy and just let some man tell us what it says. Again we need to study and understand what has been changed.
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Timothy M. Youngblood